What you should know about mesh net­work­ing

How mesh net­work­ing kits like the D-Link Covr can solve your Wi-Fi woes.

HWM (Singapore) - - D -LINK SPECIAL -

Should you get a mesh net­work­ing kit? If you have WiFi dead spots that you can’t seem to solve, then the an­swer is yes.

In the­ory, a sin­gle mod­ern router can cover up to around 2,000 square feet. But in real life, walls, elec­tron­ics, and even fur­ni­ture can block Wi-Fi sig­nals. It’s why many of us strug­gle to get fast and sta­ble Wi-Fi, even in smaller apart­ments.

A mesh net­work­ing kit works slightly dif­fer­ently from tra­di­tional routers. In­stead of re­ly­ing on a sin­gle router to cover the en­tire home, a mesh kit uses mul­ti­ple ‘hubs’ placed through­out the home. These hubs com­mu­ni­cate with each other and cre­ate a Wi-Fi ‘mesh’ to en­velop the home. That’s why mesh net­works can cover a wider area than a one router.

There are other benets to us­ing mesh kits. D-Link’s Covr mesh net­work­ing kits, for ex­am­ple, are easy to set up and use. Un­like us­ing a sec­ondary router to cre­ate a sec­ond net­work, for ex­am­ple, the Covr hubs use a sin­gle wire­less name (SSID) so that your de­vices don’t have to jump from net­work to net­work as you move through the home.

The Covr kits are also pre-paired out of the box, so you don’t have to worry about com­pli­cated set­ups. Just plug them in. A friendly app will help you congure the Covr hubs so you get the best cover­age. The Covr kits make ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy easy.

D-Link Smart Steer­ing tech­nol­ogy, for ex­am­ple, will seam­lessly con­nect your de­vices to the strong­est Wi-Fi signal avail­able, and you won’t even no­tice any changes. Dy­namic Adap­tion au­to­mat­i­cally di­rects your de­vices to the best Wi-Fi chan­nel, avoid­ing con­ges­tion and en­sur­ing the fastest pos­si­ble con­nec­tions.

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